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  2. New Rider

    Steven, Congrats on taking the course as a great way to get started and welcome to the forum! These posts have offered great advice (get some decent safety gear!) but you also asked about the buying process. By all means, start with a used bike. As a beginner you will probably drop it or let it tip over off the stand - your ego will suffer much less if the bike wasn't new. Also, most people will get their next bike pretty soon after starting, so you will lose less on reselling the already used bike. There are a lot of really clean, low mileage bikes offered for sale. Be wary of heavily customized bikes. Next issue is whether to get the bike from a dealer or from a private party. The dealer will make it simple and will handle all the details except for the insurance. I suspect many could even help with that. If you buy from a dealer you can have a bit more confidence that the bike is in good shape. And the dealer (or at least the good ones) will have a bit more incentive to be helpful for anything that goes wrong. BUT, you will definitely pay a higher price at the dealer than you would for the same bike in a private sale. If you buy from a private party you will have to handle more of the details. I am in WV but the process is similar - I bought my bike in Ohio. There aren't too many steps. Early in the process you need to ask that the title is available. Ask to see it if possible. You can see if there was more than one previous owner. You also might learn that it is a salvage title, which means the bike was wrecked and the owner or a third party bought it from the insurance company and then repaired it. I would avoid that situation. It can be hard to see damage to the frame. Best to know that before you invest time in the negotiation. So, settle on a price. They will probably want cash but you might be able to use a bank check. Check this link for directions for the title transfer: http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/titles-used.aspx It probably works best if you meet the seller at the local BMV. Remember to get new tags, though they will probably suggest that. You should make arrangements for insurance before you ride the bike. The Ninja 300 is a great starter bike. It's got some good features, decent ergos, and reasonable power. Best of all, there are a LOT of them around and usually are many on the market so the prices are reasonable, or can be GREAT if the seller really wants to unload it. Then if/when you sell it in a year or two you can get most or all of your purchase price back. Good luck with the purchase. Chris
  3. Random Thoughts thread

    Anyone ever put a faux sale on ebay just to get their bulk shipping rate? I'd need to swap the addresses so I do the work listing for the seller to ship it to me.
  4. PIRC/Summit Main 4-28 4-30

    Bit of a change of plans. Due to the forecast we are just heading to summit to ride shenny Sunday and main Monday.
  5. part Shinko e804/805 for sale

    Brand new 110/80/19 front and 150/70/17 rear. Brand new still has sale stickers on them. Never mounted. $100.00 plus shipping.
  6. Looking for help today

    Hey mods, today is over. Please delete.
  7. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    @Steve Butters fuck you too!
  8. Thanks guys! Gotta say my life is better for knowing you both (no homo ) That also includes the rest of OR. See some of you this weekend!
  9. Random Thoughts thread

    Sorry man. Was it public sector?
  10. 4th annual NEO driveway shitshow

    You are right, I'm sorry and thank you. Never said any of those things to anyone.
  11. Random Thoughts thread

    whoa... "Ford announces it will stop selling all but two models of cars in North America" Mustang focus and trucks
  12. 4th annual NEO driveway shitshow

    You sexist lesbian homophobe. How is @tall_tracy supposed to take part without any female gayness interaction? Your welcome.
  13. 4th annual NEO driveway shitshow

    You are bringing your wife to the gay garage party? You fag, and I don't mean that in a good way.
  14. OMRL Round 1 this weekend

    No grass on the track now, but we had a fair bit of dirt and dust in the last corner before the checkered flag. When they put the dirt track in it really screwed things up for that corner. No drainage and everything runs off the banking onto the road course. Usually there are some folks from the club with brooms and shovels and leaf blowers out there before practice to clean it up.
  15. 4th annual NEO driveway shitshow

    @Tonik, I have a 50 lb bag of distillers malt I'd like to part with if your son is interested. Priced to move.
  16. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    I think you all may miss me more than I miss you.
  17. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    Fuck Tonik Fuck the rules and fuck your ban. Motocat, you're cool. 🍻 Fuck the rest of you bitches 😂🖕🏻
  18. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    Yea, l agree fuck the rules.
  19. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    Glad someone is looking out for us....
  20. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    Excellent choice. Let's all tag @Steve Butters for a few posts before I drop the hammer.
  21. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    Still in IT, but helping big corps and governments secure their stuff.
  22. Tonik got a new one BAN contest!

    For not playing, Butters gets the 3 day attitude adjustment.
  23. OMRL Round 1 this weekend

    @what, did you buy your XR from an OMRL member? I know I've seen that "skeletonized" front fender and shrouds before. Maybe at G&J last year?
  24. OMRL Round 1 this weekend

    Supermoto. Mainly because I already own one, so it's cheaper to just prep it rather than buy another. Depends....I may end up racing a mini at some point
  25. OMRL Round 1 this weekend

    Some of the seams ( especially those with grass growing out of them ) scare me when I'm on the edge of the tire. Wife and I rode CRP CCW a day in late July last summer, and while the inside race line was fairly clean...most corners had foliage or soil in the seams off that inside line. Is it any better earlier in the season?
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